Announcements

Announcing the 2017 California Wildfires CE Scholarship 

To support current NASW members who reside full-time in California and who lost their permanent residence or employment as a result of the California wildfires (Aug-Oct 2017), the Chapter is offering a scholarship that will provide a total of 36 hours of online prelicense coursework or post-license continuing education units (CEUs) at no cost through the Chapter’s ..Read More…

Preparing for Medicare’s Newest Quality Program for Reporting Measures: MACRA

 

 

 

MACRA is CMS’ new Quality Payment Program which is replacing PQRS. Beginning in 2019, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers will have three options to participate in MACRA:  low volume threshold, virtual groups, and individual or group reporting.

In 2018, clinical social workers may participate in MACRA to practice reporting ..Read More…

PRACTICE ALERT: 2018 PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment

 

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS) is currently informing clinical social workers who are Medicare Part B providers whether they will be receiving a 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) negative payment adjustment beginning January 1, 2018.

The 2018 penalty for two percent is for Medicare providers who did ..Read More…

NASW-CA EXTENDING DEADLINE FOR BIRDWOMAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

NASW-CA will provide up to ten $1,000 scholarships to Native American undergraduate or graduate social work students in California.

Applicants must be a member of NASW or join NASW to apply.

Graduate and undergraduate students must be enrolled in a Council on ..Read More…

Help Needed for California Residents Impacted by Las Vegas Mass Shooting

The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) is encouraging California residents impacted by the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas to apply for benefits.

A special application is available on CalVCB’s website. There were over 14,000 Californians in attendance at the concert and ..Read More…

Seeking Expert Panelists on Issues Related to Parental Abduction

Coverage in the media (print, broadcast and social media) and widespread use of AMBER Alerts have increased public awareness of parental abduction over the years.  From a policy perspective, there have been a number of policies implemented to address parental kidnapping on state, national and international levels, including but ..Read More…

Seeking Expert Panelists on Issues Related to Parental Abduction


Coverage in the media (print, broadcast and social media) and widespread use of AMBER Alerts have increased public awareness of parental abduction over the years. From a policy perspective, there have been a number of policies implemented to address parental kidnapping on state, national and international levels, including but not limited to ..Read More…

SAMHSA’S Disaster Distress Line

 

It is always essential to take care of our mental health, but especially during times of tragedy.  This email includes a few resources to share with staff and community members as well as a reminder, and tools, to practice self-care.

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Line:  Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained ..Read More…

NASW Puerto Rico Chapter Sends Message Detailing Dire Situation on Island

 

On October 3, NASW Puerto Rico sent NASW National a series of cellphone text messages describing conditions on the island, from lack of power and water to suicides, and asked that NASW let social workers and others know of their plight. NASW will convey the chapter’s message to members of Congress who are ..Read More…

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